Katharine Hepburn was an unlikely Hollywood star. Possessing a distinctive speech pattern and an abundance of quirky mannerisms, she earned unqualified praise from her admirers and unmerciful criticism from her detractors. Unabashedly outspoken and iconoclastic, she did as she pleased, refusing to grant interviews and wearing casual clothes at a time when actresses were expected to exude glamour 24 hours a day. Hepburn was known for her fierce independence and spirited personality. She received a record four Academy Awards for Lead Acting Performances, plus eight further nominations, and was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
“As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work. Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.”
It IS possible to find meaningful work, even later in life. It’s just a matter of how bad you want it, how much work you’re willing to put in, and how persistent you’re going to be to reach your goal.